Friday, December 15, 2017

MapCorps - engages youth in data collection

MapCorps
This is a map on the MapCorps web site t hat shows neighborhoods of Chicago where they are collecting data. Browse the site to see other maps and learn how they are engaging and employing students in this process.

Visit this YouthCounts site to see how MapCorps partners to help collect data about homeless youth in Chicago.



Arts Vibrancy in US Counties

Arts Vibrancy map
Here's another example of how maps can be used. This link points to an interactive map that shows how strong an arts community is in different counties throughout the USA.

Visit the site to learn more about the map and the data/research behind it. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Racial Segregation in Metro Areas - Brookings report

Map from Brookings.edu report
This is one of four sets of maps included in this article describing continuing racial segregation in 24 large metro areas of the United States.  Take a look.

Read other articles that focus on race and segregation that I've posted on this blog.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Racial Imbalance in U.S. Public Schools - Interactive map

See this map here
I've posted several articles over the past few years that point to the Brookings.edu site and their use of data maps to show poverty and race issues in the U.S.

This link points to an article and interactive map showing the racial imbalance in U.S. public schools. 

You can zoom into the map and look at the school and neighborhood demographics for every public school (traditional and charter) in the U.S. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Cook Country GIS Portal - Cook Central

Last week at Chicago Hack Night we were introduced to a new GIS portal, called Cook Central, which was launched on December 1, 2017.  View the video below to see some features, then browse the site and get to know it better.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the American City

This map is from a web site that tells the story of racial segregation in St. Louis as a result of deliberate policies enacted from the 1900 through the 1970s.  Click on the interactive maps to understand the impact of different policies and to see changes by decade.

In this blog I've included maps of Milwaukee, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Chicago and other cities to show that racism led to concentrated poverty and inequality that is present in every city. Maps can be used to not only show where the problem is, and why it occurred, but also to support leadership efforts that help put programs in place that help overcome these challenges.